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(MENAFN - AFP) US President Barack Obama will on Tuesday seek to "turn the tide" in the Ebola epidemic by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a major health care training and hygiene program.

The White House said Obama will travel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to meet US health chiefs and make the announcement, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Two Dutch doctors flown home from west Africa after fears they might have been contaminated with the killer Ebola virus have left hospital "in good health," their employer, the Lion Heart Medical Centre, said Monday.

But the pair, Erdi Huizenga and Nick Zwinkels, have put themselves into voluntary quarantine for another two weeks at an unspecified location ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for "precious time" lost in the response to west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, as the UN Security Council announced an emergency meeting on the crisis.

The worst-ever Ebola contagion has killed more than 2,400 people in west Africa since it erupted earlier this year and aid ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) France's under-fire government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote Tuesday as the country battles a political and economic crisis and President Francois Hollande's popularity stagnates at record lows.

In what promises to be a gruelling week for the Socialist leader, who has the trust of only 13 percent of the French according to the latest Ipsos poll, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday to launch construction of a Beijing-funded $1.4 billion port city and seek closer defence ties that could provoke unease in neighbouring India.

China is increasingly asserting its influence in the Indian Ocean, with Sri Lanka a midway point on one of the world's busiest international shipping lanes.

It ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Asian bourses mostly slipped Tuesday before the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, and as lingering concerns over Chinese and US economic data weighed on global markets.

US stocks finished mixed, with investors cautious ahead of the Fed's two-day monetary policy meeting that starts later Tuesday.

The meeting could see the US central bank adjust ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) France's under-fire government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as the country battles a political and economic crisis and President Francois Hollande's popularity stagnates at record lows.

In what promises to be a gruelling week for the Socialist leader, who has the trust of only 13 percent of the French according to the latest Ipsos ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) China's outbound investment more than doubled in August to $12.62 billion, data showed Tuesday, far outstripping foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, which fell to a four-year low.

China has been actively acquiring foreign assets, particularly energy and resources, to power its economy, with firms encouraged to "go out" and make overseas acquisitions ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India.

China is increasingly asserting its influence in the Indian Ocean, with Sri Lanka a midway point on one of the world's busiest ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Google on Monday launched a $105 smartphone in India, taking aim at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.

"With Android One, we not only want to help people get online, we want to make sure that when they get there, they can tap into the wealth of information and knowledge the Web holds for everyone," said Google senior vice president ...

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